Production: Excursionist filming in Lithuania

Director Audrius Juzėnas is shooting the Lithuanian feature film The Excursionist (Ekskursantė) through May 23 in Vilnius.

11-05-2009

Eastern Plays bows in Cannes

Shot in five weeks in Sofia and Istanbul, Kamen Kalev's debut Eastern Plays, a look at Sofia's underground youth life, screens at Director's Fortnight before its fall release in Bulgaria.

06-05-2009

Production: Czech-Slovak-Irish debut in post-production

Foxes (Lištičky) (www.listicky.cz), a co-production from Slovakia, Ireland and the Czech Republic written and directed by first time director Mira Fornay, has completed a half year shoot on locations in all three countries and is currently in post-production.

06-05-2009

Production: Broken Promise

SPI ( www.spi-film.sk) is handling distribution of Broken Promise, a Slovak/Czech co-production from Czech comedy director Jiri Chlumsky.

05-05-2009

Production: Bratislava stars in low-budget film

Following on the heels of Big Respect (Velky respekt), the city of Bratislava is the title star in another low budget film -- this one dealing with the city and its hip-hop subculture.

04-05-2009

Production: New "30 minutes" film wraps

Andrzej Munk Studio is wrapping up Demakijaż, a feature composed of three short movies produced for its "30 minutes" program

03-05-2009

Production: Zombie Age in preproduction

Academy Award nominated Hungarian director Geza M. Toth (Maestro) is in preproduction with the animated feature film The Zombie Age.

28-04-2009

Production: Barry Gifford brings Phantom Father to Romania

The American cult screenwriter Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, City of Ghosts) plays a small part in The Phantom Father, the first feature from Lucian Georgescu, based on Gifford's story.

28-04-2009

Production: Cristi Puiu casts himself in Aurora

Cannes and Berlin awarded Romanian director Cristi Puiu is in production with his third feature, Aurora, a crime story with the director playing the lead role himself.

27-04-2009

Production: Vorel shooting Billionaire

Director, scriptwriter, master of parody and trifle, and occasional actor Tomáš Vorel will finish an eight week shoot on his new film To Catch a Billionaire (Jak ulovit miliardáře) in late May.

23-04-2009

Production: Colorado Kid in postproduction

The Hungarian-British co-production Colorado Kid, the debut feature from film critic Andras Vagvolgyi B, has moved into postproductionin England.

23-04-2009

Production: Mitulescu moves forward with Heart Shape Balloon

Cătălin Mitulescu is in pre-production with A Heart Shape Balloon (Un balon în formă de inimă), his second feature after the acclaimed debut How I Celebrated the End of the World (http://www.sfarsitullumii.ro/).

22-04-2009

Production: Stuhr duo stars in Mystification

Father and son Jerzy and Maciej Stuhr will appear in Mystification, a film about the mysterious "supposed" death of Polish artist Stanisław "Witkacy" Witkiewicz.

21-04-2009

Production: Slovak slasher starts shoot

Low-budget Slovak horror film Death Factory: First Blood (Fabrika smrti: mlada krv) began filming April 7.

20-04-2009

Production: Polish prison break story in pre-production

Trick, a new Polish crime feature from director Jan Hryniak, moves into production in May 2009.

19-04-2009

Production: Meszaros wraps Hope

Cannes, Berlin, and Venice winner Marta Meszaros has finished shooting Hope, her first film since 2004's The Unburied Man, producer Erika Tarr told FNE.

16-04-2009